- Samsung-Apollo Hospitals leverage technology to reach out to large sections of the population across geographies
- Technology backed Mobile Medical Care Units to conduct advanced screening for NCDs free of cost
- The program aims at reaching out to the less-privileged communities at grassroots level
From left: Mr. Shivakumar.P -CEO, Mr. Rajiv Misra, Dr. K HariPrasad – President Hospitals Division Ms. Suneeta Reddy MD – Apollo Group, Dr. Prathap C Reddy Executive Chairman, Apollo Group, Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj -Vice President Samsung, Ms. Rebecca Oommen -Deputy General Manager – CSR, Kannan.S – Regional head – Corporate Affairs
Chennai, October 10, 2017: Samsung India, India’s biggest and most trusted consumer electronics and mobile phones brand, and Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, today announced their collaboration to jointly run the Samsung-Apollo technology backed Mobile Medical Care to screen large sections of our population for non-communicable diseases particularly for the under-privileged sections of our population. NCDs are responsible for over 50% of deaths and this is increasing at a rapid rate. If this continues India will not have sufficient resources to treat the NCD affected population.
The Samsung-Apollo Mobile Medical Care Unit Program will be executed with the operation of mobile medical care units (buses) fully loaded with the screening technology including ECG, Stress Test, Echocardiogram, Ultrasound, Mammogram, Pap Smear and blood sample collection. These screening procedures performed in remote locations will be processed and reported in Apollo Hospitals. This is enabled by leveraging technology and bridging the gap between large hospitals located in urban areas and the people living in remote rural areas. The program will be launched in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Dr Hariprasad, President, Apollo Hospitals said, “We are extremely happy and delighted to be part of this initiative of Samsung India. As hospitals we are constantly looking to reach out to people for their healthcare requirements. It is encouraging to see that corporates like Samsung are also taking a step ahead in bridging the healthcare gap, especially at the grassroot level. We hope to make it a major success and create a new model of healthcare delivery for far flung rural areas.”
Mr Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, Samsung India, said, “Samsung believes in transforming communities and creating a better life for people. We are pleased to partner with Apollo Hospitals for the Samsung-Apollo Mobile Medical Care Unit that will provide free medical screening camps for non-communicable diseases to the less-privileged in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Through this collaboration, we aspire to provide many more people in the two states easy access to quality healthcare facilities.”
ABOUT APOLLO HOSPITALS
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.
As Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the Country.
As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr.Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 30 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.
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